Since I'm back on the east coast, I may have to go full prep. This bag, the Longchamp 'Le Pliage' large tote, will make it a done deal. But its light weight, water resistant, and should hold my laptop (in a protective sleeve of course.)
$94 - backpack Free shipping and returns on Longchamp 'Le Pliage' Backpack at Nordstrom.com. Strap on a stylish standby with a durable, water-resistant nylon backpack topped with a textured leather handle and logo-embossed flap.
Longchamp 'Large Le Pliage' Tote at Nordstrom.com. A customer-favorite, water-resistant nylon tote is offered in a range of colors, each trimmed with embossed leather for classic contrast. This version is a new, trimmed-down size with a shorter, more elegant strap drop.